Sunday, June 10, 2012

Little French Table

Remember the little vintage table that my roses were sitting on in my last post? I finally got around to doing something with it. I knew I wanted to paint it and put a French image on it, I just wasn't sure which one to use. Of course I went to The Graphics Fairy to see what I could find. Here is the image that I decided on. I don't know what it says, but that isn't what I am concerned about. I just love the overall look of it with the straight lines, curves, fonts and flourishes! Not to mention it is vintage!
Here is the sweet little table. If you remember, my father-in-law bought it for me at a yard sale for $3. It was the perfect palette for an image transfer. White paint and some patience and it was ready for a new look!
I used the Mod Podge transfer method. When my husband saw what I was doing, he thought I was crazy. I told him to trust me...there are so many talented bloggers out there who use this method and they wouldn't steer me wrong. It was hard for me to wait overnight for it to dry, but as soon as I woke up I started rubbing off the paper. Needless to say, my husband was pretty impressed that it worked!
This little table is perfect to display my little collection of Eiffel Towers on. Right now, it is residing in my HUGE bathroom that I have decorated in a French theme. Unbelievably, this table is too small for this bathroom, so I might have to find a bigger piece and use this little table somewhere else.
I really like the way it turned out and I can already see myself finding many more images to transfer on to a lot of other things. Whoever thought up this method is really quite genius!
On Friday, I received my invitation to Miss Gracie's Barn Sale! I now live in the same town, just minutes from Miss Gracie. I used to drive 30 minutes to go to her sale, but now I could literally walk there. You better believe I am going June 22nd and 23rd. And I will definitely be buying something and will share my finds with all of you!

Have a great week!


30 comments:

sissie said...

I love your pretty table. The graphic you chose is perfect.

hugs
Sissie

Tara said...

Love it Trisha.I'm going to do the same thing to a little table in my family room soon..xx

Donna said...

What a gorgeous table! The graphic you used is amazing (I'd be lost without the Graphics Fairy!). I've tried the Mod Podge transfer method, with mixed results. You did an awesome job, and I love your Eiffel Towers, too! Oh how I wish I could go to Miss Gracie's! Lucky you:)

Isabelle Thornton said...

Oh i love this!!! Thanks for linking to the French party on Monday! BISOUS!!

Libbie said...

Oh how cute! I will have to remember your idea! I LOVE it! You did nice work threre Trish!

Kasia said...

Oh this is darling! I love your table now! So beautiful!!!!

Hugs,

Addicted2HomeDecor said...

Your table turned out so cute!!! I found you at The Graphics Fairy party. I'm now a follower! I haven't tried this transfer method yet, I've been using the Splendid Pen Method. I'm going to have to give it whirl. Thanks for sharing. Blessings ~ Judy @ http://addicted2homedecor.blogspot.com

A Cottage Muse said...

The table is so cute!
And you are so lucky...please take lots of pics at the sale!!

chateau chic said...

Your table turned out great. It's a lovely accent piece.
Mary Alice

NanaDiana said...

Trisha- I love it- You did a great job. For some reason you dropped off my blog roll...how weird. Anyway, I think I have you reinstalled now. I hate blogger sometimes. xo Diana

MONICA LIVAS said...

Great job! Beautiful graphic!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Your table is gorgeous and I """LOVE""" the little Eiffel Towers. You've made a PERFECT SPOT for their display. They look right at home and happy there.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful week,
Donna

Virginia said...

My heart is in Paris and you've captured it. Tres chic! Virginia

Diann said...

Your table turned out beautiful! Great job!

Rita said...

Your table is soooooooo pretty. love the color and the transferwork.
so glad to have discovered your beautiful blog. will definitely be back again.
rita

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

How nice of your father-in-law to have you in mind when he saw the table. That was sweet. It was a cute table to begin with but your technique made it much cuter. Thank you for coming to the party and keep next week's Grill, BBQ and Picnic Party in mind. --------Shannon

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out perfectly, Trisha! I need to try that technique!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your table looks fantastic!

Dee

Jamie said...

I love your table! It turned out super cute. I so want to try a transfer like this. Some day soon... Visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday. ~ Jamie

Jody and Stan said...

I love anything with a French theme and this project is fantastic. I just love the way it turned out. I'm a New Follower.

Jody

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a darling transformation!
Isn't it amazing what we can do with a bit of paint and a lot of imagination???

Hugs,
Deb

A Ruffled Nest said...

Thanks for joining Friday Pretties. Your table is adorable! When will our husbands ever learn to trust us!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love how your table turned out! I also use the Modge Podge method, it works great!

~Shanon

Jann Olson said...

The results are wonderful. I love the french graphic. Okay, let's see if I got this right? You mod podged the graphic, let it dry over night and then rubbed it off? When I saw that people had done the mod podge method I thought that they left the paper on. I like the sound of this idea much better. You must have to print the graphic on special paper, right? Would love to know exactly how you did it. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Vintage Home said...

What a sweet little table & I really like the transfer you used! Great job!

Sarah said...

Your table is darling. Great collection of Eiffel Towers.

Tammy said...

It is lovely! I have never used the Modge Podge transfer. How exactly does that work? I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime too:) I would also love for you to share this at my Linky party called Rustic Restorations Weekend.
http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/06/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky.html

Tammy said...

Yay! I am so glad you came by and linked up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

allisamazing said...

What a lovely little table!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry